The news this week is the same news of last week, nothing is happening. I've tried to make contact with my mechanic since December to see if the adapter plate will work, if not i want to continue searching for this needle in a haystack part. But time keeps slippin', slippin' into the future and although the season for boating is still a ways away still, plan B is developing in my mind.
Plan B: With the help of a good friend, reblock (chevy 350) the existing set up with a new one. By the time March rolls around, if nothing has started with the nailhead engine, i think i will proceed with Plan B.